STORYHOUSE – Company profile

Maarten Schmidt founded Storyhouse in 2013, after working in The Netherlands. He worked in the creative and production department of over 15 films, most of which documentaires. All of which have been broadcast, some with an international theatrical release.

Picture Maarten Schmidt BW crop lowres

His first 2 productions as a producer: ‘Ne me quitte pas’ and ‘Our City’ premiered at IDFA and were awarded at international film festivals such as Tribeca, Hot Docs, Docaviv, Milano Film Fest, FIFF Namur. His most recent production ‘Saints’ was broadcasted by BBC.

Creating compelling stories with a clear message, Storyhouse specializes in well-researched creative and author driven documentaries.

Our strong point is developing and producing captivating films that immerse the audience in a unique story and by doing so communicates a lasting message.

We bring engaging stories to a worldwide audience by working together with partners that share our vision: from financiers to distributors and outreach advisors.

We work together with international partners, in order to obtain the needed productional support to realize each project. We greatly invite distributors and outreach advisors to join us in an early stage of each project.

Filmography as producer

‘Coeurope’, 2016, dir: Giovanni Troilo, coproduction with Italy (Andrea Patierno – Todos Contentos)
Broadcaster: RAI 3 (Italy)

‘Saints’, 2016, dir: Dieter Deswarte, coproduction with United Kingdom (Andy Glynne – Mosaic Films) with support from the Flanders Film Fund
Broadcaster: BBC 3 – Our World (UK)

‘Our City’ (2015), dir: Maria Tarantino
, coproduction with The Netherlands (Pieter van Huystee) and Centre Video de Bruxelles, with support from the Flanders Film Fund – Communauté Française – Dutch Film Fund
broadcaster: VRT/Canvas (BE)

‘Ne me quitte pas’ (2014), dir: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden, coproduction with The Netherlands (Pieter van Huystee), with support from the Dutch Film Fund – Flanders Film Fund
Broadcasters: NCRV (NL), VRT/Canvas (BE), SVT (SE), Planète+ (FR)